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Cannon BJC 6000

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Streaker, Mar 27, 2002.

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  1. Streaker

    Streaker Thread Starter

    Feb 13, 2001
    We have a Cannon BJC 6000 printer and it is about five years old. The colours are all washed out and it doesn't print colours anything like what you see on the screen and everything looks washed out and muddy looking. The printer always seems to switch colours around as well. I use this computer partly for a business invoice. Any ideas of what is wrong? I've tried the internal cleaning and alignment of the printing heads and it has helped change the colour back to what it should be but it doesn't last long. I think the quality is still poor!

    Maybe I should just buy a new printer! Any recommendations?
  2. Yankee Rose

    Yankee Rose

    Jul 14, 1999
    Does the problem still occur with new cartridges?

  3. Norwalker


    Mar 4, 2002
    Some things to look at:

    1) Age of the cartridges. If you use your printer infrequently, the ink in the cartridge can " dry up" a bit and contribute to poor results on the printed page. It would be a good idea to replace the cartridges every 4-6 months if you don't use them up by then.

    2). Do you use "3rd party" ink refills? they sometimes can give less than desirable results

    3). Are you printing in " Draft" or " Economy " Mode? Again, this can cause less than good results.

    4). Possibly, the logic board on your printer is going. If this is the case, replace the printer...cost more to fix it.

    I have an Epson that I like, but Hewlett-Packard also makes fine printers. If you are using your printer for business, I wouldn't go the "cheapest" route, but purchase one in the mid price range.

    Good luck, and I hope this is helpful :cool:
  4. Streaker

    Streaker Thread Starter

    Feb 13, 2001
    The problem exists even with new cartridges.

    We use the printer for both personal use and business so it gets used everyday.

    We use Cannon ink cartridges only.

    We are also printing in photo mode with photos and fine quality with important documents.

    I don't know anything about logic boards but perhaps 5 years is good for a printer. The main thing is that everything looks dull and lacking vibrant colours so if that has some connection with the logic boards, then perhaps it is time to buy a new Hewart Packard or something. I have heard printers have really improved especially with photo realism and I have heard HP is one to be considered.

    Thanks for your help and attention to my problem. I think I will start shopping around for printers. I like Cannons separte colour tanks so you don't have to throw out a cartridge because one colour runs out. Hopefully they are all following suit these days.
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